This weekend, nearly 100 TEDx events around the world will participate in TEDxYouthDay, our tribute to youth-driven ideas and inspiration. Many of these events will be streamed online….for FREE! Watch along with us and follow the hashtag #TEDxYouth on Twitter and Instagram.
To get ready for TEDxYouthDay, we asked our youth reporters to share the change they wish the spark in the world. Their answers totally blew us away. Below, a few of our reporters’ big ideas for a better world:
My dream is for girls all over the world to be valued in their communities, educated, and given the opportunity to be leaders who have the power to shape their world.
Katy Ma, 17, United States
"My big dream is to see more people think outside the box."
Farokh Shahabi Nezhad, 22, Iran
"My big dream is for the youth of Africa to realise their potential — to see that no one is in a better place to solve the challenges which plague the continent."
Tumelo Motaung, 25, South Africa
"My dream is that one day every child will have access to food, shelter and education."
Bassant Okab, 17, Qatar
"My big dream for the world is better cultural understanding and tolerance."
Tea Salazar, 15, United States
"I want people to have a deeper awareness of respect, understanding, and appreciation for those who have experienced the world in different ways than their own."
Francesca Manto, 19, United States